Road to 2012
British Cycling Reinstates BMX Olympic Academy Programme
Published: 16 November 2011
Britain’s most promising BMX riders will benefit from the re-establishment of British Cycling's residential BMX Olympic Academy Programme which will open its doors in early December. The first intake of riders will be named in due course following a recent selection event.
The re-introduction of the Academy Programme comes shortly after the opening of the £24 million National Indoor BMX Centre in Manchester.
Dave Brailsford, Performance Director of British Cycling, said: “Now that we benefit from a world-class facility it makes sense to ensure we have the right structure in place within the BMX Programme to effectively identify and develop future talent. The academy will enable us to do so and generate a stream of riders hopefully with the quality to succeed at the highest level, meaning we can look ahead to 2016, 2020 and beyond with optimism.”
A part-time BMX Olympic Academy Coach will be recruited to support the Programme, which will be overseen by National BMX Coach Grant White.